George James McKenzie

George James McKenzie

Male 1857 - 1940  (83 years)

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  • Name George James McKenzie 
    Born 22 Feb 1857  Rawlings, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Apr 1940  Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried UNKNOWN  There is a George McKenzie, died 1940, who is buried in the Saint Ambrose Catholic Cemetary in Cresaptown, Maryland. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Buried St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery, Cresaptown, Maryland.

      Listed in 1880 Federal Census, Rawlings, page 18, living with his brother, Newton.

      George J. McKenzie and Mary Margaret Hershberger were married 16 Feb 1887 by Rev. E.J. Winder at St. patrick's Catholic Church, Cumberland, Maryland.

      16 February 1887, George J. McKenzie, Brady's, Allegany County, Maryland. Son of Daniel and Sarah McKenzie, and Margaret Nershberger, Garrett County, Maryland, of Elija and Minerva Hershberger. Witnesses: Lucy Hershberger and Joseph N. McKenzie. Rev. E.J. Wunder, St. Patrick's Church, Cumberland, Maryland.

      July 14, 1918: Flag Raisng for Sons

      With over a hundred visitors present, a large Untied States flag was raised on a 40 foot steel pole at the home of George J. McKenzie, Cresaptown, in honor of his three sons who are fighting in Europe and a fourth set to sail overseas. Printed in the Cumberland Times "looking Back" Sunday, July 12, 1998.

      George James McKenzie, 83, retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad track foreman, died yesterday afternoon at his home, Cresaptown, after an illness of two months. He entered the railroad service as a trackman, April 15, 1877, at Rawlings, was promoted to foreman in January, 1883, and retired in 1921 after 44 years' service. He was a native of Rawlings. Mr. McKenzie was a charter member of the B. & O. Relief Association and was also awarded a certificate of distinction for his feat in establishing a record for track work. His crew of eight men raised 840 feet of track and renewed 237 ties in one day. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary M. McKenzIe; seven sons, Joseph P., Leo C., James L., Emery M., George H. and Francis S. McKenzie, all of Cresaptown, and William L. McKenzie, Spring Gap; a daughter Carrie, Cresaptown; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Alexander, Cresaptown; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

      The Cumberland Evening Times, April 16, 1940
      (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
      Posted September 23, 2012
    Person ID I01260  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 

    Father Daniel McKenzie,   b. 3 May 1817, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1896, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah "Sallie" Spencer,   b. 18 Apr 1829, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1899, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Mar 1847  Allegany County, Maryland. Hazel Hackrote, a self-styled historian of Allegany Co, told Bobbie Holt McKenzie that Daniel was raised a Catholic but fell in love with a Protestant girl and defied hi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Magdalene Hershberger,   b. 18 Nov 1867, Deer Park, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1949, Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1887  St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Cumberland, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Ferman McKenzie,   b. 4 Feb 1888, Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1955, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     2. John Clayton McKenzie,   b. 21 Sep 1889, Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1932, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     3. Leo Cunningham McKenzie,   b. 13 Oct 1891, Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1956, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     4. James L. McKenzie,   b. 16 Jan 1894, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1969, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     5. William Leslie McKenzie,   b. 31 Jan 1896, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1970, Spring Gap, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     6. Emory Melvin McKenzie,   b. 8 Aug 1900, Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1960, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
     7. George Henry McKenzie,   b. 22 Jan 1904, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1988, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     8. Carrie Rebecca McKenzie,   b. 28 Aug 1906, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1956, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     9. Francis Sylvester (Beck) McKenzie,   b. 30 Sep 1909, Cresaptown, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1999, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F00652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo of George James (Boss George) McKenzie (b. 1857)
    Photo of George James (Boss George) McKenzie (b. 1857)
    Photo Collage of George James McKenzie (b. 1857) and Mary Hershberger
    Photo Collage of George James McKenzie (b. 1857) and Mary Hershberger

    Documents
    Death Certificate of George James Mckenzie (b. 1857)
    Death Certificate of George James Mckenzie (b. 1857)
    Photo Collage of George James McKenzie and Mary Hershberger
    Photo Collage of George James McKenzie and Mary Hershberger

    Headstones
    Gravestone of George James McKenzie (b. 1857) & Mary Magadalene (Maggie) Hershberger
    Gravestone of George James McKenzie (b. 1857) & Mary Magadalene (Maggie) Hershberger
    St Ambrose Church Cresaptown, Maryland


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